- More than 90,000 cases confirmed globally, with over 3,000 deaths
- More than 2,100 cases confirmed in the EU, and Senegal and Tunisia have reported their first cases
- Coronavirus cases in Germany rise to 157, with a fresh death in France
- Wuhan closes first of 16 hospitals built to treat coronavirus patients
All updates in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC/GMT).
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22:30 Google has asked its 8,000 employees at its European headquarters in Dublin to work from home on Tuesday after one of the staffers reported coronavirus symptoms. Last week, Ireland confirmed its first case of COVID-19.
22:02 The International Ice Hockey Federation has cancelled six championships in March and April amid fears over the coronavirus. The tournaments are the latest among the international sporting events to be affected by the worldwide outbreak.
20:58 Moroccan state media has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19, according to Reuters news agency.
20:36 First cases have been reported in the eastern German states of Thuringia and Brandenburg. Germany had over 150 confirmed cases as of Monday.
20:16 German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz discussed COVID-19 with his French counterpart in a meeting today.
“A very good meeting with Bruno Le Maire today,” he wrote on Twitter. “We discussed the full range of European topics and of course the effects of coronavirus too. We are observing the situation very carefully and will act decisively if necessary.”
19:54 A sixth death has now been confirmed in Washington state in the US.
19:50 Earlier on Monday, South Korean authorities announced Lee Man-hee of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus faces possible murder charges after being accused of failing to cooperate in efforts to contain the virus. Many of the cases in South Korea have been linked to the “cult-like” religious group.
19:33 Three more people have died in the western state of Washington, bringing the total of deaths in the US to five. On the other side of the country, New York has confirmed its first case.
19:12 France now has 191 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up from 130 on Sunday.
17:54 German authorities have said that risk in Germany is now “moderate,” on the same day that the European Union raised the risk level from “low to moderate” to “moderate to high.”
There are 157 cases in Germany as of Monday, with 90 in the most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
17:22 Italy now has over 2,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 52 deaths.
17:19 French newspaper Le Parisien has corrected their earlier reports of two further deaths in northern France, saying that in fact only one died. This brings France’s total death count to three.
16:49 Finance ministers from G7 countries plan to hold a conference call on Tuesday to discuss measures to deal with the growing economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
16:44 The west African nation of Senegal has reported its first case of COVID-19, according to the Health Ministry.
16:40 The Baltic nation of Latvia has reported its first case of COVID-19, its government announced.
16:25 “Stigma is more dangerous than the virus itself,” WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus said, referring to racism and stigma that have been noted during the outbreak, particularly against Chinese people.
16:23 The Swiss football league has postponed large games until at least the end of the month amid fears over the spread of coronavirus. Switzerland has at least 24 confirmed cases.
16:16 Saudi Arabia has reported its first case of COVID-19, state-run media reported.
16:08 The vast majority of cases are concentrated within five countries and at least 90%are within China, Dr Mike Ryan reminded reporters at the WHO press briefing.
“This is not a one-way street. We can push this virus back,” Tedros Ghebreyesus said.